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say

verb /sei/ ( 3rd person singular present tense says /sez/, past tense, past participle said /sed/)
to speak or utter
decir
What did you say? She said ’Yes’.
to tell, state or declare
decir
She said how she had enjoyed meeting me She is said to be very beautiful.
to repeat
decir
The child says her prayers every night.
to guess or estimate
decir
I can’t say when he’ll return.
saying noun something often said, especially a proverb etc
dicho
a well-known saying.
have (something, nothing etc) to say for oneself to be able/unable to explain one’s actions etc
guardarse una carta en la manga
Your work is very careless – what have you to say for yourself?
I wouldn’t say no to I would like
no diré que no a
I wouldn’t say no to an ice-cream.
(let’s) say roughly; approximately; about
digamos
You’ll arrive there in, (let’s) say, three hours.
say the word I’m ready to obey your wishes
sólo tienes que dedirlo
If you’d like to go with me, say the word.
that is to say in other words; I mean
es decir
He was here last Thursday, that’s to say the 4th of June.
(Definition of say from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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